Fenin and IDIS value the investment of 400 million in health technology, but consider it incomplete

Fenin and IDIS value the investment of 400 million in health technology, but consider it incomplete

Both organizations ask the Government to consider other aspects, such as digitization or interoperability of the health system.

Two health workers handling medical equipment.

The Spanish Federation of Health Technology Companies (Fenin) and the Institute for the Development and Integration of Health (IDIS Foundation) have positively valued the public investment of 400 million euros in health technology that the Government will do in 2021. However, both entities consider that the scope of this investment is incomplete.

Fenin points out that the announced budget item -which will reach 796 million euros in 2022- focuses on “high technology”, although in the long term it should also contemplate “other technological equipment that require updating, as well as other different areas”.

For its part, the IDIS has indicated in a statement that “there is also progress in other aspects such as the digitization and the interoperability or the synchronization between the public and private sectors”.

technology map

In addition, the health technology employers have proposed the creation of a regional technological map, in order to have a strategy that guarantees “adequate investment, management and maintenance of the equipment”. A proposal that has been positively valued by IDIS.

Likewise, and with a view to renewing or expanding this other type of technology and areas, Fenin will provide the Ministry of Health with proven information that will allow this strategy to continue.

Ellsworth Weber